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Why visit Murchison Falls?

Why visit Murchison Falls?

Welcome, dear friend, to the enchanting world of Murchison Falls, Uganda( the world’s most powerful falls in the world), a place where nature’s grandeur meets the whimsy of traditional myths and legends. As we embark on this journey, prepare to be amused, enlightened, and utterly captivated by the magic that is Murchison Falls.

Murchison falls

Chapter 1

To truly appreciate Murchison Falls, we must first delve into its rich history. Legend has it that the falls were named after Sir Roderick Murchison, a Scottish geologist with a penchant for discovering breathtaking natural wonders. Rumor has it that upon stumbling upon this majestic cascade, he declared, “Well, I’ll be Murchison-ed!” Whether or not that’s true, we’ll leave to your imagination.

Chapter 2: Myths and Legends

As we approach Murchison Falls, keep an ear out for the whispers of the spirits said to inhabit the area. According to local folklore, the falls are guarded by ancient deities with a penchant for mischief. Some even claim that the mist rising from the falls is the breath of these mischievous spirits. After all, what’s a waterfall without a touch of the supernatural?

Chapter 3: Murchison Falls Up Close

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty – the falls themselves. Picture this: a roaring torrent of water crashing through a narrow gorge, creating a spectacle that’s both awe-inspiring and a little bit intimidating. The sight is so mesmerizing that even the local hippos have been caught taking selfies with the falls in the background.

Murchison falls
The Murchison falls forcing through with a narrow path

Chapter 4: The Unique Features

What sets Murchison Falls apart from your average waterfall? For one, the “Devil’s Cauldron,” a swirling pool at the base of the falls that’s rumored to be the home of the falls’ mischievous spirits. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of them doing the tango with a rainbow.

Chapter 5: Beyond the Falls

But wait, there’s more! Murchison Falls isn’t just about water cascading over rocks – it’s a whole ecosystem waiting to be explored. From the diverse birdlife to the elusive big cats, the park surrounding the falls is a nature lover’s paradise. It’s like the Animal Kingdom at Disney, but with less animatronics.

Lion family
lions of Murchison

Chapter 6: Attractions-Physical and Recreational Delights

Feeling adventurous? Strap on your hiking boots and explore the trails around the falls. You might stumble upon hidden gems like the Baker’s Trail, named after Sir Samuel Baker, who presumably had a knack for finding great hiking routes.

If hiking’s not your style, take a boat safari along the Nile and witness the wildlife spectacle on its shores. Just be prepared to have a staring contest with a crocodile – they’re surprisingly good at it.

some of the views on a boat cruise safari

Chapter 7: Uganda’s Waterfall Extravaganza

Murchison Falls may be the star, but Uganda has a waterfall scene that could rival Hollywood. From the Sipi Falls, where the water takes a dramatic 100-meter plunge, to the mysterious Karuma Falls, each has its own story to tell. It’s like a waterfall film festival, but with fewer red carpets and more mist.

Chapter 8: Exceptional Falls, Exceptional Stories

Let’s take a quick detour and explore what makes Uganda’s waterfalls truly exceptional. Is it the sheer force of the water? The rainbows that seem to be in a perpetual state of photo-bombing? Or perhaps it’s the fact that each waterfall comes with its own set of quirky legends, adding a touch of magic to the experience.

Chapter 9: Uganda’s Grand Tapestry – Other Major Attractions

Murchison Falls may be the crown jewel, but Uganda has an entire chest of treasures waiting to be discovered. From the cultural vibrancy of Kampala to the mystical landscapes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the country is a mosaic of experiences that will leave you with stories to tell for a lifetime.


As we wrap up our journey through the wonders of Murchison Falls and beyond, it’s clear that this destination is more than just a geographical marvel. It’s a testament to the whimsy of nature and the stories we tell to make sense of it all. So, pack your bags, embrace the laughter of the falls, and get ready for an adventure that’s equal parts humorous, enlightening, and utterly unforgettable. Uganda awaits, and Murchison Falls is just the beginning of the tale.


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Customer Reviews

Michael T 06/June/2021

Above & Beyond
Review of: 3-Day Gorillas trekking and Batwa Experience
Sedrick went above and beyond to accomodate our request for an itinerary alteration due to our compressed time in Uganda. He also compeltely took care of scheduling our covid 19 testing and drove us to the site on arrival.

Our driver/guide Ben was also outstanding!

**We highly recommend using a porter during gorilla trekking as their are some complex parts to the trail/terrain. This also benefits the local people by providing them work.**

David 24/June/2021

Seeing Lots of Animals and Uganda
The schedule suited my time in Uganda exactly and was a great opportunity to view some of the top wildlife and natural wonders of the country. Lodgings range from mid-range to near upscale and are in beautiful locations. Food is good and ample. My driver, Stanley, was expert at spotting wildlife and, very importantly on the Ugandan roads, a careful and skilled driver. You see various parts of the country on this tour, and due to distances, be aware you'll spend quite a few hours on the road. One thing they might add is an itinerary going into more detail ahead of time on each day's activity and suggested things to bring. I was concerned about the needed COVID test for return home, but they took care of arranging that, and it turned out successfully. Overall the tour was a real highlight and is highly recommended.

Justo Nov 18, 2019

I went on an 11 day safari visiting Kampala, Jinja, Lake Mburo NP, Bwindi NP, Queen Elizabeth NP and Kibale NP. Communications with Ngoni were prompt and easy from the start. As soon as I made my booking, Sedrick contacted me through WhatsApp and guided me through the rest of the process. Leading up to the tour he made sure I was well-prepared to begin. He was always very clear and friendly. Service was exceptional. I had the pleasure of going on this safari with three members of Ngoni's staff - Sedrick, Nelson and Joel. These guys made my comfort their priority from the moment we met. Whether it was checking if I was okay with the accommodations or making sure I always had a bottle of water, I always felt like I was being well taken care of. Nelson is an excellent guide. His knowledge about the flora and fauna of Uganda was extensive, always able to answer any questions I had and was eager to teach - it's obvious that he has a great love for his country and it's environment and is eager to share this love with his clients. My experience with Ngoni and Uganda surpassed all expectations I had. Absolutely amazing, and thanks to the guys at Ngoni it feels like a new home - can't wait to come back and visit. Webale, brothers!

Stephany Aug 13, 2019
Sedrick was unique and stood out from the rest in the high quality communication he provided since the first inquiry. He called me to provide information about the itinerary and see if I had any questions even before booking the tour. We communicated through WhatsApp for any other questions that came to mind after that call. After picking me up from the airport, he and Pilot (additional tour guide) provided plenty of information about the country to give me some context and we started our long drive to the impenetrable forest. The food was delicious with many options; the accommodation was very clean with exceptional service; and the transportation from Entebbe to Bwindi park was very comfortable (although long). As a solo female traveler, both tour guides (Sedrick and Pilot) did an exceptional job at enduring I accomplished everything intended to in Uganda, and always made me feel safe. I highly recommend to book your safari with this company because the quality and professionalism will not let you down.

Shakira Dec 14, 2018

Ngoni safaris uganda is the best tour operator in Uganda. A few weeks back we traveled to Bwindi impenetrable with sedrick to explore the beauty that is Uganda. This company took care of us . with most comfortable car , Great guide .We highly recommend it to the next travelers

Winnie Dec 19, 2018
I was going on a gorilla safari with my friend and this was going to be the first ever safari for the both of us. Luckily, the communication with the office was super easy and we got answers to all of the questions we needed. The driver / guide (Sedrick) was very professional and funny and made our time very pleasant. Also, he had a proper knowledge of the local area close to the Mgahinga national park and he promptly spoke some 7 languages which we thought was super positive. The safari was surely the highlight of out East African trip!

Ritah Jan 2, 2019
My Team and I did a five day trip, including Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls and Kidepo. It was truly an incredible experience. Our guide, Sedrick, was knowledgeable, skilled in driving in some challenging settings and just plain fun to hang out with for five days. The lodging was perfect, especially Savannah Lodge. The tents and beds were high quality. The views were spectacular. Meals were delicious and varied. I recommend Ngoni safaris Uganda with all my heart and soul!

Pilot May 28, 2019
Our six days trip was amazing. The driver/guide had an incredible knowledge of animal and bird-life and are so interesting to talk to. His driving skills through lashing rain and massive puddles was admirable! The cooks managed to produce varied and delicious meals from the kitchen, which we ate both at accommodation or roadside when we were travelling from one place to another . At all times we felt safe and well-looked after. All in all, an incredible experience, due not only to the abundance of wildlife we were lucky enough to see, but also to the great efforts put to have our Safari a better one . The safari was full of fun. Traveling with ngoni safaris is my life time memorable experience and I highly recommend it to travellers who would love to visit uganda or EastAfrica for holidays, vacations or Adventure.. Even five stars are too small .